Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 17, 1952 · Page 8
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1951 Quoin STOKES AND KELLEY LEAD TD PARADE Mt. Vernon Offense Red- Hot While Defense Chills Visitors Who Lose 21 Yards From Scrimmage. The Mt. Vernon Rams open•d their 1952 football season on Vernois Field last night by turning the DuQuoin Indians every way but loose. Final score: Mt. Vernon 71, Du­ Quoin 6. A 71-6 score would appear rather decisive in any game from horse-shoes to cricket—but any spectator among the standing room crowd for the opener could vouch for the fact that it was a pretty fair picture of the difference between the two ball clubs last night. Coach Noble Thomas' Rams led 7-0 at the quarter. 29-0 at halftime and 50-0 at the three-quarters mark. DuQuoin had won its first game last Frdiay night, defeating Christopher, 7-0. Offense. Defense Best? Even though the Rams* offense clicked brilliantlj' in rolling up the startling ten-touchdown total, when the net result of all the action was sorted out it would be a mistake to overlook the rigid defensive job turned in by the Vernois. • K DuQuoin -was unable to halt the aerial whips of quarterback Clyde Cole and the running thrusts of Jim Stokes, Don Kelley and George Sexton—neither were the Indians capable of moving against Mt. Vernon's defensive unit. Indians Lose Ground DuQuoin gained the meager total of 22 yards on running plays from scrimmage for the night. The Indians wound up losing 43 yards on other ground tries from scrimmage. They had a minus 21-yard deficit for their activity against the Ram forwards in the game. Mt. Vernon, meanwhile, netted 392 yards running and 92 yards on four completed passes for 484 from scrimmage in the big parade. The Rams got 18 first downs. Pass Interference DuQuolh's two first downs came in the final quarter. Pass interference ruled against Mt. Vernon center Joe Donelson gave the Indians a first-in-ten on the 5-yard line. Three line thrusts finally paid off with Kelley going over for DuQuoln's score and their only other first down of the game. About six Mt. Vernon linemen surged through to smear the Indians' try for conversion on the X-point. So, offensively or defensively, the '52 Rams looked like a team that will be rough to conquer in this year's South Seven Conference title chase. Stokes, KeUey Score 7 Jim Stokes, who ran like a suc- foot-three-lnch jackrabbit, accounted for four of the Mt. Vernon TD's. One of Stokes' tallies came on a pass from quarterback Cole, the other three on long gallops around the ends with one jaunt of 64 yards included. Halfback • Don Kelley romped for three scores. Kelley, who proved the most consistent ground-gainer for Mt. Vernon last season, showed in the '52 inaugural last night that he hasn't slowed up a bit. Fullback George Sexton plunged over for the first Ram touchdown in the initial quarter after spearheading a drive -following the opening kickoff. Other Mt. Vernon TD's came on passes from Cole to tall ends Goff Thompsan and Lowell Men- denhaU. • Converslomi of 10^ Tries Another very encouraging item in last night's victory was the place-kicking for X-points done by quarterback Roger Edmison and substitute back Billy Joe Shields. Edmison booted five of six over the crossbar, then Shields converted successfully on tries after the four final touchdowns. Besides the ten touchdowns and nine X-points, Mt. Vernon scored two points on a safety in the second period of play. Orrick Blocks Kick DuQuoin had the ball on,its own 19-yard line when tackle Jim Orrick came blasting through to block an attempted third-down kick. The ball bounced back into the Indians' end zone and into the hands of a spectator who stood out-of-bounds at the end of the field. At the time it boosted the •core to 16-0. The rambling of the Ram backs J rovided most of the dramatics ut the starting Mt. Vernon line of Goff Thompson, Lowell Mendenhall. Jim Orrick, Jerry Wil- Uams, Bill Outland, Kim Driggers and Joe Donelson took much of the desire to drive out of the DuQuoin crew, Berrin On Friday Gbach Thomas employed 29 boys in the game. Substitutes who registeredf outstanding jobs in- eluded Gene Gresham, Tom Cul- 11ns, Richard Marlin, Bob Langa and Dickie Fit2jerreUs. The Rams have until Friday night to get ready for their first ^1 conference test ag«iinst the Herrln Tigers at Herrln. MIAMI BEACa Fla, — Cleveland Williams, 200, Tampa, Fla., •ioppad Art Hwrl. m Brooklyn 8. ..A-- • The Yardstick By Quarters Mt. Vernon .... 7 2t »1 21—71 Du Quoin 0 0 0 ft— 6 FIRST DOWNS — Mt. Vernon 18; Du Quoin 2. YARDS RUSHING — (scrimmage) — Mt. Vernon 398; Du Quoin 22. YARDS LOST (scrimmage) — Mt. Vernon 6; Du Quoin 43. PASSES ATTEMPTED — Mt. Vernon 9; Du Quoin 2. PASSES Completed — Mt. Vernon 4 for 92 yards; Du Quoin 0. NET YARDS GAINED (scrimmage) — Mt. Vernon 484; Du Quoin (-21). PENALTIES — Against Mt. Vernon 3 for 35 yards; against Du Quoin 0. FUMBLES — Mt. Vernon 1; Du Quoin 2. PUNTING — No kicks by Mt. Vernon; Du Quoin 7 kicks for 32 yards average. TOUCHDOWNS — Mt. Vernon: Stokes 4, Kelley 3, Thompson, Mendenhall, Sexton. Du Quoin: Kelley. X-POINTS — Mt. Vernon: Edmison 5; Shields 4. Starting Lineup Mt. Vernon MendenhaU LE WiUlams LT Outland LG Donelson C Driggers RG Orrick RT Thompson RE Cole QB Stokes HB KeUey HB Avant FB Du Quoin Davison HoIIls Cavins dinger HoUand Wright Hammond Bowlln KeUey Mason Johnson SUBSTITUTIONS Mt. Vernon: Sexton, Gray, Edmison, Shields, Marlin, Norren, Tate, McPherson, Fitzgerrell, Langa, Mosbarger, Green, Gresham. Fleming, Biggerstaff, Cullins, Ward. Strattan. DU QUOIN: Hess. Myers, Moss, Greenwell, Stanhouse, Maxton, Brown. Marquette U. Outlook Sad As Per Usual 18 Sophs in Starting Roles. Hilltoppers Had Last Good Year in '42. A MOMENT OF WEAKNESS The Rams experienced just one defensive lapse last night—and this was It. Greg Kelley (36) of the Indians plows over for Du Quoins' lone sec re. The touchdown came in the final quarter after a pass-Interference ruling had given the Indians the ball on Mt. Vernon's 5-yard line. Trying to halt KeUey'a lunge are Albert Avant (55), Joe Shields (G^i) and JLm Stokes (72). Mt. Vernon won 71-6. (Mary Jane Studio Photo) BOWLING Sy AiM«lat «4 Pp«n MILWAUKEE. — The football outlook at Marquette University is, as usual, bleak this fall. Eighteen sophomores have been pegged by Coach Lisle (Li2 )Black- bcum for starting or first-line replacement roles. The lack of experience, coupled with a nine- game coast-to-coast schedule, appears to point to another mediocre campaign. The Hilltoppers haven't had a winning season since 1942, when they finished with a 7-2 slate. This year's schedule opens with Wisconsin and closes with College of the Pacific. In between are such formidable foes as Michigan State, Holy Cross and Boston University, the two Miamis-Florida and Ohio—and Arizona and Detroit. A sophomore halfback, 189- x)und Ron Drzewieckii appears to >e the key man in Blackboum's offensive plans. He won a letter as a freshman last fall. Blackbourn hasn't found a topnotch replacement for quarterback Don Leahy, the nation's No. 3 ranked passer last year. Sophomore Al Janikowski and Junior Jim Cronin, lack T-formation experience and neither is a polished passer. Five veterans—three ends, a tackle and a guard—are available for the offensive line. On defense, although Hosea Sims. 190-pound Negro end being touted for posssible post-season honors and six other lettermen also are on hand. AT ABC BOWL Ray Karnes posted games of 224 and 200 with a 581 series to take top honors in the Industrial League last night. Ken Richards was second with a 206 game and 554 series. Other high games were P. R. Ricard's 208, Lawrence Poston's 203 and "Bubbles" Hundelfs 201. • • « In the Evening Star League Pearl Wooten's 173 was high single. Bea Richards had a 460 series with a 169 single. Lee Ahlstedt had a 168 single. AT THE BOWL High scorers in last night's Merchants League session: D. Hunt 227-207—594; H. Higgins 204—563;; T. Bartholomew 550; A Dodson 204;; R. Foelber 207. • * • • Ladles City League High series: Elma Kiss 575; Bemadine HiU 484; Pack Henry 478. Top singles: Dorothy Hunt 203; Elma Kiss 196; Pack Henry 177. Midwest Softy Teams Defeated By atteelaM *r *tt PHOENIX, Ariz. — Teams from Tampico, lU., and Kentland, Ind., were eliminated Tuesday night from the NSC world softball tournament. The Bakersfield, Calif., Elks defeated Tampico, 3-1. Double Seven Corp. of Phoenix defeated Kentland, 6-1. Mgryland Coach Gets Into Feud With Press Tatum Says He Was Misquoted by "Unscrupulous" Reporter Coiicerning Acceptance of Possible Bowl Bid. Associated Press and UP Back Up the Writer. NEW YORK — Coach Jim Tatum of the University of Maryland has circulated a letter throughout the Southern Conference disavowing a statement he made at a press conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 4. Tatum intimated at the press conference that Maryland, which was barred from Southern Conference football games this fall for accepting an invitation to the Sugar Bowl, would accept another bowl bid if tendered despite conference disapproval. "This is absolutely not my feeling nor is it anyone's feeling at the University of Maryland,' Tatum said in his letter. Tatum termed Harold V. Ratliff of the Dallas AP Bureau, who wrote the AP story of the press conference, an unscrupulous member of the press." "He declared ^ that the United Press picked up [ the story from The Associated Press." Ted Smits, general sports eidtor of The Associated Press, declared: "Ratliff is an experienced reporter in whom we have absolute coniidence. Others present at the press conference corroborate that his story was a fair and accurate account of the proceedings." Leo H. Petersen, sports editor of The United Press said Tatum's letter as it concerned The United Press was "ridiculous." "Ed Fife, our southwest division sports editor, covered the press conference," Petersen added, "and he quoted Tatum in the same manner as Ratliff. There is no question but what the stories written by Fite and Ratliff were factual and accurate." The AP story quoted Tatum as saying "they'll probably suspend us again," in the event a bowl invitation was accepted. BOARD OF STRATEGY Yesterday's Stars PITTSBURGH — Lee Sala, 164, Donora, Pa., outpointed Otis Graham, 163, Philadelphia 10. BATTING — Larry Doby, Indians — Doubled with two out in the 10th driving in Bobby Avila to give Indians a 4-3 victor over the Senators. PITCHING — Bill Miller, Yankees and Warren Hacker, Cubs — Each pitched a three-hit shutout as the Yankees' downed the Tigers 7-0 and the Cubs thrashed the Giants 9-0. SAN JOSE. Calif. — Eddie Chavez, 139, San Jose, Calif, outpoint­ ed Juan Bombo Padilla, 136, New York 1. Major League^ Central Standard Time NATIONAL LEAGUE Club W Brooklyn 91 New York 87 St. Louis 84 Philadelphia - 79 C:hicago 73 Cincinnati 64 Boston 63 Pittsburgh 40 L .Pet. * GB 53 .632 57 .604 4 61 .579 7Va 65 .549 12 74 .497 19^A 81 .441 27 Va 82 .434 28Mi 108 .270 53 WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, Chicago at New York. Cincinnati at Philadelphia. Only games scheduled. TUESDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 9, New York 0. Brooklyn 4, Pittsburgh 2. St. Louis 8-5, Boston 6-1. Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 2. THURSDAY'S SCHEDULB lio games scheduled. AMERICAN Club • W New York .— 87 Cleveland 77 (Chicago 77 Philadelphia .. 76 Boston 74 Washington .... 74 St. Louis -— 58 Detroit 49 LEAGUE L .Fct. OB 57 .604 69 .586 2hi 69 .527 11 71 .517 121/i 70 .514 13 72 ,.507 14 86 .403 29 95 .340 38 WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE Boston at St. Louis 1:30 p. m. New York at Detroit. Washington at Cleveland. Only games scheduled. TUESDAY'S RESULTS New York 7, Detroit 0. Cleveland 4, Washington 3 10 innings. Boston 11, St. Louis 7. Philadelphia 2-1, Chicago 1-7. THURSDAY'S SCHEDULE No gAnes scheduled. Head football coach Noble Thomas kneels In front of the Mt. Vernon bench clo.sely following action In the Rama' massacre of the Indians last night. Seated behind Thomas are quarterback Clyde Cole, assistant coach Harold Hutchlns. guard Kim Driggers and halfback Jim Stokes. Coach Hutchlns Is usinf a telephone to talk with Athletic Director Stan Changnon who Is observing the play from the press box directly overhead. (Mary Jane Studio Photo) Mt. Vernon Tire Service I2th and Broadway (STAN KOZIABA, Owner) Pfcone t44S U.S. Royals Are Guaranteed for the Life ef ttie TteM Graziano Sure Hell Whip Davey Rough Rocky Plans to Use 13-Pound Weiglit Advantage to IVIaul Unbeaten Chuck. By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — With a welterweight title shot already promised, scholarly Chuck Davey risks only getting his feelings hurt and his undefeated ring record shattered tonight, against i-ough-and-ready Rocky Graziano, e.\-middleweight champion. The 30-year-old Graziano boasts confidently that he wil! win the scheduled 10 rounder in Chicago Stadium with a knockout. Sharpies will lay 9 to 5 that he's right. Davey, whose Michigan State masters degree in education qualifies him for a school princ pal's job — which he has considered on occasion — thinks his speed and unorthodox, southpaw style will keep Graziano combing notliing but air, A ringside crowd of about 12,000 contributing to an estimated gate of $65,000 to $75,000, and a nationwide television audience are likely to see something like this: Gaziano expected by fight time of 8 p. m. CST to outweigh his opponent by quite a few pounds, trying to use his advantage in bull­ like rushes. Davey, 26, will react like a matador, feinting him off balance, timing his blows to meet him coming in and then dancing back in his perpetual jogging motion. It's a question if Graziano can hit him. Davey, in his brief spectacular career, has won 34 fights, had two draws and has never been off his feet. His sharp smashes to the body caved in Chico Vejar twice. He stopped Ike Williams, the battle scarred veteran long over the hill but still baffled enough not to be able to land a punch. He drew with Carmen Basilio then beat him decisively. Says Veeck Wants to Buy New Canvas By tuociaUd 'rets CLEVELAND — Did St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck take to heart about his infield canvas? Emil Bossard, the Indians' grounds-keeper, said Tuesday Veeck has been making inquiries about the deluxe spun glass job Cleveland owns. Hank Greenbei-g, Cleveland's general manager, had complained that Veeck's canvass was so old and full of holes that it leaked all over the infield. He said a "decent" canvas would have prevented postponement of a recent Indians- Browns game. Sports-Brief Sy Aiioclattd »r«is TENNIS- LOS ANGELES — Ted Schroeder, veteran U. S. Davis Cup player, upset Mervyn Rose of Australia 6-4, 6-4, to enter quarter finals of Pacific Southwest tennis tourney. ICE HOCKEY — BOSTON — Boston Bruins purchased Joe Klukay, veteran forward, from Toronto Maple Leafs. RACING- CHICAGO — Correct $5.40 won the feature race at Hawthorne Park. LEO GAMBLES AND LOSES ON ROOKIE HURLER, BUMS INCREASE MARGIN TO 4 if Durocher Starts Jack Harshman and Cubs Blast 9-0^ Victory. Dodgers Stop Pirates 4-2. Clevelond Beats Washington in Ten Innings But Foils to Gain on Yanks Who Drub Detroit. HARTFORD, Conn. — Vic Cardell, 146V^, Hartford, Conn., and George Dunn, 136^, Edmonton, Alberta, drew 12. By JOE REICHI.ER AP Sports Writer *T just gambled and lost." The quotes are those of Manager Leo Durocher, wl o astounded the experts, fans, opposition and his own players Tuesday by pinning the New York Giants' pennant hopes on a pitcher who had never hurled an inning of big league ball. The youngster is 25-year-old Jack Harshman, a former first- base flop, who turned to minor league pitching last spring and was brought up to the Giants after a 7-7 record with Minneapolis of the American Association. Harshman collapsed quickly and the Chicago Cubs, behind Warren Hacker, breezed to a 9-0 victory. Tlie defeat was the more bitter because Brooklyn's 4-2 triumph over Pittsburgh boosted the Dodgers' National League lead over the Giants to four games with only 10 to go for each side. Harshman was jerked in the third inning, which ended with the Cubs enjoying a 6-0 lead. The Giants didn't help their cause much, either, by eking out only three scattered hits. The Brooks knocked off the Pirates with the help of home runs by Gil Hodges and Duke .Snider, Gil's 32nd and Snider's 20th. Sterling relief by Jim Hughes and Joe Black preserved the Brook's lead. Hughes, recently brought up from Montreal relieved starter Billy Loes with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth and retired the Pirates without permitting a run. The Bucs finally scored in the ninth and had the tying runs on the bases when Black sauntered in and fanned Frank Thomas for the third out. Cleveland failed to gain on the American League — leading New York Yankees despite their 10- inning 4-3 triumph over the Washington Senators. The Yankees maintained their 2%-game margin —with 10 to go — when rookie southpaw Bill Miller twirled a three hit 7-0 shutout over the Detroit Tigers. Joe Collins and Hank Bauer homered in the Yankees' fifth straight win. Mike Garcia kept the Indians in the running, winning his 21st against 10 defeats. The St. Louis Cardinals advanced to within 3^ games of the second- place Giants, sweeping a twi-night twin-bill from Boston's Braves, 8-6 and 5-1. The Redbirds smashed six homers, two by Solly Hemus, Robin Roberts became the first National League pitcher since 1949 to reach 25 victories when he pitched the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 triumph over the Cincinnati Reds. Chicago's White Sox protected their third-place position in the American League, dividing a doubleheader with the Philadelphia A's. Dave Philley's homer and Harry Byrd's seven-hit pitching won the opener for the A's, 2-1. An 11-hit attack helped the Sox take the nightcap, 7-1. Rookie Jim Dyck blasted a pair of homers for the St. Louis Browns but it could not overcome an early seven-run lead piled up by the Boston Red Sox, who won, 11-7, to take fifth place from the Senators. Birds Whack Six Homers ^ In Two Wins Hemus, Musiat, Miggins, Sitler and Hal Rice Clout Long Ones in March Over BravM. By Atiecistsd PNU The folks of Jefferson City, Mo., journeyed to Sportsman's Park A just a little too soon to honor their hometown boy now playing with the St. Louis Browns. They gave Jim Dyck • "Day" last Sunday, but It was Tuesday night that he came through with one of hla beat performances of the season. While the Browns failed to defeat the Boston Red Sox, It wasn't Dyck's fault they were on the short end of an 11-7 score. He drove in five of the Browns* tallies on successive home rum—his% 14th and 15th of the season—in the eighth and ninth innings. It was Dyck who took charge of whittling away at a 7-run Boston lead in the eighth, but effective relief hurling by Ellia Kinder, In support of starter Mickey McDermott, held the rest of the Browns at bay and protected the victory. In Boston Tuesday idght the St. Louis Cardinals had better luck. Six home nn: m two by Solly Hemus In the opener—gave the Redblrda a sweep of a twi-nlght doubleheader with the Braves, S-S and S-1. Stan Musial, Larry Miggin«, Dick Sisler and Hal Rice also hit the long ball while Red Schoendienst contributed a triple that brought him within one hit or Musial's league-leading total ef 183. Rookie Stu Miller, who pitched ^ to but two men, was the first * game winner, taking his sixth victory; while Harry Brccheen set down the Braves on five hits in the nightcap. Polio Epidemic Brings Renewal Of Grid Rivalry CHARLESTON, HI. — A poUo ^» epidemic has helped to renew a football rivalry between this city's two high schools. Eastern State High and Charles High have not been scheduling each other on the gridiron for years, but they will meet Friday in a polio benefit game. The game was arranged when Bement and Olney, scheduled to play at Eastern State and Charleston High, respectively, on Friday cancelled their dates because of |» the polio epidemic in the c^ty. Bement will meet Olney in Another Friday contest. 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